The Best in Piano Blues!
"Probably the best 'authentic sounding' blues to ever come out of Canada. (Yes, it's that good!)"
- Westcoast Blues Review
"Wayne puts down some of the most compelling piano blues you can hear anywhere."
- Edmonton Journal
"It is a refreshing change and a rare treat to be able to listen to such exceptional musical talent as performed on this CD and it should be considered a must for any Blues lovers to have in their CD collection."
- Susan I. Cooper, Blue Rain Productions
"This guy deserves to be a star!"
- Ian Angus, CKUT Television, Toronto Ontario
"When fans describe Kenny as a great blues piano player they are not really going far enough in their description."
- Chris Murphy, London, Ontario
"...CD is one of the best I've received. I love it! It's got class, style and has an excellent presentation."
- Stormin' Norman, C-Fox, Vancouver, British Columbia
"...rockin' blues piano CD. All tracks will be played with heavy playing."
- Eddy B., Eddy's Place, CIUT FM, Toronto, Ontario
"...Pounds the 88's with conviction like no other...stakes his claim as successor of the boogie-woogie 88's."
- Jeff Johnson, Chicago Sun Times
"A panache evoking Champion Jack Dupree"
- Jonathan Takiff, Philadelphia Daily News
"...Kenny Wayne went off leaving the audience in no doubt that they'd seen a phenomenal artist at work!"
- Blues & Rhythm, UK
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne (a.k.a. Kenneth Wayne Spruell) was born in Spokane, Washington USA, raised in San Francisco and now lives in Vancouver, Canada. He cites Fats Domino, Roosevelt Sykes, Professor Longhair and Pete Johnson as influences. Aside from being a featured headliner, he has backed artists ranging from Charles Mingus, Jimmy Reed, Sonny Rhodes, Joe Louis Walker & Jeff Healey.
Kenny's brilliance has been recognized through numerous Maple Blues and Real Blues Magazine Awards as well as by nominations for Juno, SOCAN, and Pacific Music Industry Awards. In 2006 Kenny Wayne won the Canadian Juno for Best Blues Album.
On "Alive & Loose" Kenny is backed by some of Canada's best musicians, including Chris Nordquist (Colin James), Andreas Schuld (Long John Baldry), Brian Newcombe (Ray Charles) and David "Hurricane" Hoerl (The Twisters).